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7/6/13 11:34 A

Do you ENJOY working out? If so, then do it as much as you want as long as you don't injure yourself and it doesn't take you away from other things. However, you don't want to do something so much that you burn out on it and end up giving up. How about trying some new forms of exercise/activity where you have fun and burn calories?


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7/6/13 11:06 A

You can do three workouts a week, as long as they are the right intensity. I love 20-30 minute workouts that make me sweat from beginning to end.

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7/6/13 10:16 A

30 mins of each activity sounds pretty good right now. But like M@L said, increasing the intensity rather than duration is going to be more beneficial. Lift heavier. Run intervals instead of just a flat pace, etc.

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7/6/13 9:11 A

If you are already exercising regularly, I don't really see any pitfall (as long as you don't do 5-6 days in a row of high impact activity like running).

You should be aiming to increase the intensity of exercise, regardless of the extra time available to you over these 2 weeks.


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7/6/13 8:21 A

So the question should be more like "what if I increase my workout" and I think 5-6 days is excessive. Unless you're on some sort of peaking program in preparation for a meet or competition, I don't see the point in the increase. I don't know what your routine is, so I'm going under the assumption that you'd just be doing the same thing with an increased frequency.

I doubt you'll see much benefit, if any at all.

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7/6/13 7:41 A

This might seem like a very silly question but I would still appreciate some answers.

My work schedule allows for 3-4 workouts in a week (I only have a day off in 2 weeks) while I perform a total of about 30 min cardio and 30 min st per every workout.

Soon, I will have 2 weeks off. I want to increase my workout to 5-6/week during these 2 weeks. However, I'll eventually go back to my regular routine when vacation ends.

What can be the pitfalls of this? Do you think I should stick to my regular schedule but increase the intensity only (which I plan to do anyways within those 2 weeks)?

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